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The opera lover's essential guide

Opera Now captures the drama, colour and vitality of one of the most powerful of all the performing arts. In our issues, we showcase the creative spirit of opera, both on stage and behind the scenes, with profiles of opera companies, singers, directors and designers. Our in-depth features reflect how diverse cultural elements have influenced opera, including travel, history, literature, art, architecture, politics and philosophy.

Our lively reviews and opinion pages are a platform for writers and critics drawn from all over the world. Our aim is to inspire our opera-loving readers to broaden their knowledge and deepen their passion for this fascinating and stimulating artform.

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In an exclusive interview for Opera Now tenor superstar Jonas Kaufmann gives the most in-depth account of his artistry to date, providing insights into how he finds the focus to deliver some of the most truthful and intense performances on today’s opera stage; we profile the husband and wife team of Richard Bonynge and Joan Sutherland who took the world by storm with their rediscovery of bel canto masterpieces; and how to indulge your love of opera during lockdown.

Plus, Roger Scruton’s last word on Parsifal; Gilbert & Sullivan and the high art of comic opera; young Artist Freddie De Tommaso; opera in an age of millennials; Fiona Hamilton, founder of Opera Prelude; the musical charms of Malta; and test your wits in the Opera Now Quiz.

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  • First Issue: April 1989
  • Latest Issue: May/June 2020
  • Issue Count: 270
  • Page Count: 27,866
  • Published: Monthly

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